Monday, June 8, 2009

Pakkala NilabaDi - Pancharatna Kritis

Pakkala nilabaDi
Raagam : Kharaharapriyaa (22nd Melakartha ragam)

22 kharaharapriya mEla

Aro: S R2 G2 M1 P D2 N2 S
Ava: S N2 D2 P M1 G2 R2 S

ThaaLam: Mishra chappu
Composer: Tyagaraaja
Version : Peri Sriramamurthy
Language: Telugu
Meaning: (From TK Govinda Rao’s book)

Pallavi

pakkala nilabaDi golicE muccaTa bAga delpa rAdA

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(Prakkala Nilabadi Goliche Mucchata Baaga Delpa Raadaa)


What is the secret of the service ("golichedi") by which, standing ("nilabadi") on either side ("prakkala"), you both delight ("mucchata") the Lord immensely? Won't you ("raada") please tell me ("delpa") nicely ("baaga")!



Anupallavi

cukkala rAyani gEru mOmugala sudati sItamma saumitri rAmuni kiru

(Chukkala Raayuni Geru Momugala Sudati Seetamma Saumitri Ramuni Kir)



O mother ("amma") Seeta ("sudati seetha"), how charming you are with ("gala") your face ("momu") rivaling ("geru") the moon's ("Chukkala Rayudu") in splendor, and with teeth like choice pearls in fine array! O Lakshmana ("saumitri")! The most ardent servant ("kiru") of the Lord!



CharaNam

tanuvucE vandana monarincucunnArA

(Tanuvuche Vandana Monarinchuchunnaara)


Do ("monarinchu-chunnaaraa") you prostrate ("vandana") with your body ("tanuvuche") before Him?)



canuvuna nAma kIrtana sEyucunnArA
(Chanuvuna Naama Keertana Seyuchunnaaraa)

Or do you ("seyuchunnaaraa") affectionately ("chunuvuna") sing ("keertana") His praises and glory chanting the divine name ("naama")?


manasuna dalaci mE maraciyunnArA
(Manasuna Dalachi Mai Marachiyunnaaraa)

Or do you ("yunnaaraa") lose yourselves ("mai marachi") in meditating ("manasuna dalachi") on Him?


nenerunci tyAgarAjunitO harihari mIriru

(Nenerunchi Tyaagaraajunito Hari Hari Meeriru)


Do me the favor ("nenarunchi") of revealing the secret to this Tyagaraja ("tyagaraajunito") so that I may follow suit and redeem myself ("hari hari meeriru").

2 comments:

  1. Hi,

    Nice to see this blog. Please add some music as well.
    Anyways, I have not met anyone who can write so well, so knowledgeable,... I mean indepth knowledge of music, I remember hearing pallavi, anupallavi, charannam and stuff like that on some reality show on TV. To top it all i feel you know Sanskrit too.

    Keep posting more stuff. Good stuff!

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  2. Hi,


    Thanks for the musical blog... would love to listen to some soul soothing music as well.

    Please post the same.

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